I decided to add three more roses to my rose garden, and top priority for me is smell - I want a rose to smell like a rose - if it absolutely reeks, all the better.
I'm a total novice rose grower and so far I only have hybrid teas. As roses are pretty expensive, I just treated myself to three. I have to send away for them, as we just don't have the choice up here. I was a bot worried about getting plants through the post, but they arrived beautifully packaged and completely undamaged. The plants look lovely and healthy so I'm pleased.
I put in a fair amount of compost in each hole, and in very early spring I'll put a whole load of cow poo on them. My existing roses were fairly hard pruned a few weeks ago.
Last summer was a pretty poor show on the rose front, so I'm hoping this year will be better. I'm going to feed them more as well so we'll see if that makes a difference.
Here's what I got - Auckland metro
I'm really excited to see how they do!